if any of this comes true so i’m gonna say i called it

reducing oppression to a medical condition is eugenics

thanks for coming to my ted talk

We don't talk enough about how the hypervigilant language that people use to defend the need for police is the same language that sells increasingly intrusive digital surveillance as a consumer product--the fear of an imagined threat when the overall likelihood of crime is low.

I am absolutely tired of liberals saying that these racist cops, prosecutors, and attorneys general are "on the wrong side of history."

History is not a linear path towards tolerance, and that thinking is itself white supremacist.

History is a messy course, and right now hate, fascism, racism, and others are winning in a lot of places.

To tut-tut about being on the "wrong side of history" is to excuse yourself from doing the work of dismantling systems of white supremacy.

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"...in my humble but correct opinion, Mozilla should be doing two things and two things only:

* Building THE reference implementation web browser, and
* Being a jugular-snapping attack dog on standards committees.
* There is no 3.

"... At this point, I assume Mozilla's voice on the standards committees has all the world-trembling gravitas of "EFF writes amicus brief.""


slipped a drive. dumb idea cw:uspol, orthocosm, capitalism Show more

asking for money help, boosts needed :boost_ok: Show more

just a note to the programmers on here: if your work involves ai, neural networks, or other expensive algorithms designed to replace human judgement, consider how much it's truly meant to be more equitable and/or efficient and whether it meets that goal. if it doesn't and you're just automating existing judgement at great expense, the purpose of including a neural network is to obfuscate culpability

this is not theoretical

@triz someone on here said a large amount of AI is just "intention laundering" for systemic racism and i'll never forget it

People keep asking "but how do lesbians have children!?"

the answer is like this

witchcraft discourse yet again Show more

Hey gang! The Pink Umbrella Medical Collective (PUMC) is starting a free pop-up clinic this Friday in Cal Anderson Park in Seattle. They're offering both free medical services and mental health care. Please go if you need the help!
And please donate if you can to support this lovely cause!

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so here's the deal here's the thing

- if a minor says something's bothering them, it's real
- if a minor says they're trans, it's true
- if a minor has opinions about "adult" level topics, particularly politics, it's valid. probably more valid than your opinion

- they will not "understand when they're older". you failed to understand something when you were young. stop projecting

blm, police violence against inanimate object, Rochester NY Show more

btw fuck "gifted programs"

how about instead of telling adhd and autism kids that "uwu you're so smart you're gonna be the smartest person ever!!! gifted!!" you tell them what they actually have

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